Water Bond

One hopes this bond discussion—as reported by Capital Weekly—forms into a bill that includes the much needed elements of building additional dams for water storage and a canal to move water from the water rich north to the water poor valleys south, and includes stringent requirements for all Californians to be as thrifty with their water as possible without harming the economy or food production.

An excerpt.

“A plan to get voter approval on $11.7 billion in new water projects that include reservoirs, Delta environmental protections and even a massive canal is under consideration in the Capitol, the latest in a series of proposals targeting California’s water problems.

“The plan – not yet in the form of a bill – would place a bond issue before voters in November 2010. It is being pushed by Assemblymember Anna Caballero, D-Salinas.

“Lawmakers in both parties and the governor have been attempting to negotiate a water package that includes new storage and greater deliveries of water into the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta east of San Francisco and to the San Joaquin Valley and Central California. They also are considering the construction of a canal to carry water from the Sacramento River in the north around the Delta to the California Aqueduct, which would move the water southward.

“Some environmentalists oppose the proposal as harmful to the Delta, and Delta interests are fearful of being frozen out of the discussions.”

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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